Having a disability will often induce depression. I had a friend who had Tourette’s syndrome. She was an intelligent and beautiful person, but had a very difficult vocal tic. But she also suffered from depression which was understandable because that vocal tic stopped her from having any kind of normal life. And the horrible things that happened to her … her sister did not invite her to her wedding because she was afraid that the vocal tic would disturb it, so she watched it on video instead. She was made to go to a special school because it was afraid her vocal tic would disturb the other students. She hated her life and often wished it would end. One time she tried to take her own life, but was intercepted.
In the end she survived. She’s now married and starting her own family, a family that she is not afraid to be who she is.
This comic is dedicated to her.